[Particle Official] Windows 10 Full CLI and DFU Setup


Yes I have. It was after the restart that the problem was exhibited. Not sure how to sort this out now.


Have you tried the installer yet?


@Moors7 I hadn’t tried the installer. I have just tried. Download OK and all appeared to be going well until I got an error message - however, this was due to the wifi network (I am in a hotel with cr*p wifi) - I will try again tomorrow and hopefully no timeout message. Thanks again.


Managed to get it to work - Thanks.


I’m also having problems setting up on win10 - I reported the basics elsewhere

Since then I followed all the suggestions in this list, including running
And still getting the same result for:
particle setup running in a "Adminstrator: PowerShell"
PS C:\Users\neilh77\Downloads> particle setup
Error loading command C:\Users\neilh77\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\particle-cli\commands\SerialCommand.js Error: Mo
dule version mismatch. Expected 48, got 46.

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Setup is easy! Let’s get started…
It appears as though you are already logged in as XXXXX
? Would you like to log in with a different account? No

! PROTIP: Hold the MODE/SETUP button on your device until it blinks blue!
! PROTIP: Please make sure you are connected to the internet.

throw err;

TypeError: Cannot read property ‘findDevices’ of undefined
at SetupCommand.findDevice (C:\Users\neilh77\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\particle-cli\commands\SetupCommand\ind
at accountStatus (C:\Users\neilh77\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\particle-cli\commands\SetupCommand\index.js:150:
at switchChoice [as completed] (C:\Users\neilh77\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\particle-cli\commands\SetupCommand
at PromptUI.onCompletion (C:\Users\neilh77\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\particle-cli\node_modules\inquirer\lib\u
at AnonymousObserver.Rx.AnonymousObserver.AnonymousObserver.completed (C:\Users\neilh77\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_mod
at AnonymousObserver.Rx.internals.AbstractObserver.AbstractObserver.onCompleted (C:\Users\neilh77\AppData\Roaming\np
at Subject.onCompleted (C:\Users\neilh77\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\particle-cli\node_modules\rx-lite\rx.lite.
at Subject.tryCatcher (C:\Users\neilh77\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\particle-cli\node_modules\rx-lite\rx.lite.j
at AutoDetachObserverPrototype.completed (C:\Users\neilh77\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\particle-cli\node_module
at AutoDetachObserver.Rx.internals.AbstractObserver.AbstractObserver.onCompleted (C:\Users\neilh77\AppData\Roaming\n
PS C:\Users\neilh77\Downloads>


I can’t see the pictures :frowning:


Neither can I. I’ve passed it on to the team, and they should take a look at it when the sun comes up again over there :wink:
You should be able to follow the steps without the images though. Let us know if you need assistance.


I’m not seeing the pictures as part of the tutorial. Is that me, or have they disappeared. thnks


[Particle Official] Windows 10 Full CLI and DFU Setup :wink:


FYI I’m commissioning a new Photon to go into an evolving new design and its been painful.
Eventually this was what helped me on an Ubuntu 16.04

Previously I’ve purchased Photons possibly 2015, tested and started using them - with a very attractive feature being an easy commissioning into a secure WiFi network. Firmware on the device 0.5.2 I think
I commissioned my first Photon with my Android Nexus 5, Particile app and it worked.
Subsequentially last yea 2016 Nov I commissioning another Photon - and the App failed, so did the Windows 10 - a misearble experience I documented but got it working in a way I didn’t document.
Its been reliable reporting to https://thingspeak.com/channels/159634

I tried commissioning a photon yesterday - and a miserable 4hour experience with tutorials that just don’t work the way advertised - Android App and particle/Windows10,
Eventually it worked with bringing in tools on an older ethernet networked Ubuntu 16.04 and finding a few commands to do it

So now I’m supposed to have customers have an Ubuntu machine to commission into a secure WiFi network?
So just some feedback that the tutorials have proliferated, but missing something for working in the real world, with real world devices. My ideal is that it would be easy with a browser based smart machine to enter network credentials - the Photon App concept is ideal, but I would hope there is a full proof fallback.


Over time other easier ways to get the job done have been incorporated

e.g. the SoftAP feature that allows you to connect to the device itself via on any browser, or via https://setup.particle.io

And I’m convinced Particle will still be investigating and introducing even easier routs till we hit v1.0.0


I really appreciate the Photon - also appreciate that it takes a diverse set of skills to make it all happen. So thanks for the info. I do have an Electron and will look at trying that on a beta piece of my hardware soon.


When I open the Particle CLI command window it closes when I try to type something in. Any thoughts?

I am running Windows 10 and used the windows cli installer.


@Allan, not sure which “Particle CLI command window” you are referring to. Open any Command Prompt window, ideally with admin privileges. Make sure you are not in the system32 directory when doing so. Once in the command prompt window, type “particle” and it should work. I customized a copy of the command prompt shortcut to open the prompt in a specific directory (where all my projects are) and with admin rights.


Oh, that worked thanks!